Let's Talk Recommissioning

Did you know that the BCxA recommends recommissioning every 3-5 years, and in California recommissioning is required on all state buildings over 50,000 square-feet on a recurring 5-year cycle?

Recommissioning benefits include:

  • Higher appraised building values
  • Reduced operating expenses
  • A utilized O&M staff
  • Improved indoor environmental quality
  • Increased energy efficiency performance

For more information on recommissioning, check out our flyer:

'Let's Talk Recommissioning'

KBA has 10 experienced CxA's ready to help with your recommissioning project. Contact us today for more information. 

KBA's Summer Celebration

This past weekend KBA employees and their families gathered for our annual summer party. Unusually for Seattle, temperatures reached a record high of 96 degrees making it a scorcher!

Hosted this year by Jeramy Bromley, everyone enjoyed a delicious taco bar whilst staying cool in the shade of the huge maple tree that shelters Jeramy’s back yard.

A great way to mark the start of summer and celebrate everyone’s hard work so far this year – well done KBA!

KBA Releases White Paper

KBA is excited to announce the release of our white paper titled, 'Commissioning School Projects; What's Working, What's Not?'

Paper Synopsis
'Over the past 20 years, Building Commissioning (Cx) has been increasingly applied as a quality assurance process to the construction of many public schools. Today it is common practice in many areas, and a code requirement in others. In Washington State for example, all buildings must be commissioned in order to comply with the state Energy Code, and since 2001, commissioning of school projects has been a requirement as part of a package that also mandates value engineering and constructability reviews. Now that numerous schools have been commissioned, and with commissioning in many areas commonplace, it is a good time to survey the various stake-holders regarding school commissioning's value and effectiveness. This paper reports on the results of such a survey and suggests ways in which we might improve our approach to school project commissioning.' 

To read more, please click here

Patrick Berdick achieves CCP Status

KBA would like to congratulate Patrick Berdick on becoming a Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) by passing the BCCB's national, ANSI accredited examination. 

The BCxA defines the Certified Commissioning Professional as, 'an individual who leads, plans, coordinates and manages a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. Earning your certification means that you have demonstrated expertise in knowledge and experience in the commissioning process and technical knowledge to deliver the tasks, with the skills and abilities, using the required equipment and resources.'

Patrick has been a CxA with KBA since 2014, and has quickly established himself as a topnotch commissioning professional. He now joins fellow KBA team members Kent Barber, Ken Toombs, Jeremy Fugere, Ryan Hay, Myra Ferriols, Joe Warren and Jeramy Bromley who are also Certified Commissioning Professionals.